Entertainment & Events

Friday, August 7, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council reaches Fun Fun Fun Fest compromise

Amid concerns that Fun Fun Fun Fest would not take place this November at Vic Mathias Shores, City Council has intervened in negotiations between festival organizers and the city’s Parks and Recreation Department to ensure that it goes forward as…

Thursday, July 30, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Can Austin help save Austin music?

Amid concerns that Austin’s rising costs may be driving out the music industry that has been so integral to the city’s popularity, Austin Music People released its Biennial White Paper yesterday. As a supplement to the paper’s extensive policy recommendations,…

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy

Industry leaders discuss policy potentials to secure Austin’s music scene

People active in the Austin music business gathered Thursday at a studio space on East Fifth Street to talk about issues inhibiting the growth and sustainability of the city’s music life – a talk organizers called “State of the Arts,”…

Thursday, July 23, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

County says state law trumps late-night concerts

Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt is brushing off concerns that a plan to reform outdoor concert regulations in the county could potentially violate state law. The Travis County Commissioners Court is currently weighing a decision that would streamline the permitting…

Monday, July 6, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy

Parks Department collects more from special events ticket sales

The city of Austin collected more than double the previous year’s amount of money from Austin City Limits Music Festival ticket sales last year, following a new fee schedule adopted by City Council starting in the 2013-2014 budget year. In…

Friday, July 3, 2015 by Sunny Sone

Private-party permitting process is a go

After several months without word on progress, a resolution to create a permit process for private parties is moving forward. The resolution, passed last October, was in response to neighborhood complaints about parties in the West Campus area near the…

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